Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman north of Provincetown

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search at 10:42 p.m. Sunday for a fisherman after a vessel capsized approximately 2 miles north of Provincetown, Mass., at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Mass., received a call from the lobster boat Glutton, reporting that the 42-foot fishing vessel Twinlights, homeported in Provincetown had capsized with two fishermen aboard after becoming entangled in fishing gear.

Fishermen aboard the Glutton were able to rescue one crewmember.

The following agencies assisted in Sunday’s search:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., rescue helicopter
  • Coast Guard Station Provincetown
  • Coast Guard Cutter Spencer
  • Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle
  • Massachusetts State Police divers

Massachusetts State Police divers were unable to locate the Twinlights during diving operations Sunday.

Crews searched more than 80 square miles with no sign of the fisherman.

Weather on scene is 3-foot seas, water temperature is 49 degrees, air temperature is 46 degrees with 15 knot winds.

The incident is under investigation.


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